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How to Grill the Best Burgers

How to Grill the Best Burgers

A perfectly grilled burger is a thing of art. Burgers seem like an easy meal to make, but often, homemade burgers turn out dry, misshapen, and altogether disappointing. There are several tricks you can use at home to get restaurant-quality results every time you grill a burger. We'll walk through …
Guide to Wrapping Brisket: How, Why, and With What?

Guide to Wrapping Brisket: How, Why, and With What?

Smoking brisket is one of those things that requires steadfast patience and the confidence to know that your process will result in a delicious smoked meal at the end of the day. To put it another way, brisket is probably the most stressful thing you'll put in your smoker. Brisket is a big cut …
The Best Grilling Basket for Vegetables, Fish, and Small Items

The Best Grilling Basket for Vegetables, Fish, and Small Items

What is a Grill Basket? Grill baskets come in a lot of different shapes and sizes to serve different purposes. They all use some type of screen, mesh, or ventilated surface to allow you to put things on the grill that would otherwise fall through the grates. The grill basket also opens u …
Charcoal vs Gas Grills

Charcoal vs Gas Grills

We were at the home improvement store recently and happened to wander through the barbecue section just to see what's out there right now. After talking with a couple people and a salesperson, we realized there is considerable confusion about gas vs charcoal grills. To dispel the mystery, we're goin …
Buttery Smoked Corn on the Cob Recipe

Buttery Smoked Corn on the Cob Recipe

The prime season for corn has just come to an end and the last harvest of the year is hitting grocery stores as we write this blog post. Now is the perfect time to snap up a few bags of sweet white and yellow corn to make the ideal side to any barbecue or smoked meat dish.While we love the classic m …
The Best Lump Charcoal | Rockwood vs Blues Hog vs B&B

The Best Lump Charcoal | Rockwood vs Blues Hog vs B&B

Whether you're smoking, grilling, or barbecuing, using natural hardwood lump charcoal will give you better results than briquettes. But choosing the best lump charcoal is kind of a pain – every company has the same things to say on the bag. You'll see "burns hotter", "burns longer", and that i …
Our Must Have Big Green Egg Accessories

Our Must Have Big Green Egg Accessories

The Big Green Egg is one of the most useful cooking tools around. You can get a Big Green Egg to do any type of cooking from smoking meat to grilling steak, and everything in-between. Right out of the box, your Big Green Egg is great. Adding a few ultimate must-have and nice-to-have Big Green Egg …
How to Tell If a Steak Is Done

How to Tell If a Steak Is Done

Cooking a steak can be stressful when you aren't sure how to tell if it's done. Steak can be touchy – just a minute too much and the steak is overcooked. But pulling a steak a minute too soon can also be disappointing when you finally carve it only to find it bloody. With time comes experience, …
What is Reverse Sear?

What is Reverse Sear?

There may be nothing more awesome than a perfectly seared medium rare steak. When you slice through the crisp, crackly crust and reveal tender, juicy beef, you know that steak is going to be delicious. Getting the ideal sear isn't difficult, but it does take a little practice and some know-how. I …
What is Butcher Paper & Where to Buy Butcher Paper

What is Butcher Paper & Where to Buy Butcher Paper

Butcher paper is one of those things that is misunderstood and often left out of the smoking, grilling, and barbecuing process because of the confusion of what it is and what it does. Butcher paper is not always the easiest item to find in the stores, either. You'll find a wide selection of parch …
The Ultimate Guide: How to BBQ

The Ultimate Guide: How to BBQ

Our favorite way to cook anything is on the barbecue. It could be steaks, wild game, or even vegetables. Give us an opportunity to fire up the grill and we are on it. If you are new to barbecuing or are looking for handy tips and tricks to improve your grill-game, this guide is going to be a big …
Resting Meat: How Long to Let Steak Rest

Resting Meat: How Long to Let Steak Rest

One of the most difficult steps when grilling or smoking meat is letting it rest. It's hard because the delicious aromas leave mouths watering and everyone is ready to tear into that delicious, smoky, perfectly-cooked steak. Letting your steak rest is about more than just letting it cool enough t …
How to Control Temperature on a Kamado Grill

How to Control Temperature on a Kamado Grill

The Big Green Egg and Kamado Joe are nothing short of amazing. They're the most versatile charcoal grills we know of because they work great as a smoker, too. But mastering any kamado grill takes some practice. One of the most challenging skills you need to learn when you start grilling or smoking o …
Pellet Grill vs Charcoal Grill

Pellet Grill vs Charcoal Grill

The days are getting longer and soon it'll be time to get out the grill again. Grilling season is one of our favorite times of the year! But to be honest, we keep grilling year round, even when we have to shovel snow just to get out the door. We use both pellet grills and charcoal grills and dependi …
Most Common Smoking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Most Common Smoking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Smoking meat can be an intimidating process because you're dealing with long cooking times, usually large and expensive cuts of meat, and the constant risk that something will go wrong. Sooner or later, everyone has a smoking fail. It's just going to happen at some point. You can minimize …
The Best Way to Reheat Steak

The Best Way to Reheat Steak

Last night's steak was juicy, flavorful, and had the perfect crispy bark. But at the end of the night, you have a bit of that tender deliciousness left over. Steak is one of the more troublesome things to reheat. It has a tendency to lose flavor, dry out quickly, and become tough to chew. But tha …
Our Favorite Beef Tri-Tip Recipe

Our Favorite Beef Tri-Tip Recipe

Beef tri-tip is a cut of beef that's often overcooked, resulting in a tough, dry, and not very appealing meal. Cooking a perfect tri-tip isn't hard when you know how to do it right. We're going to share with you our favorite way to make juicy, tender tri-tip. One of the great things about this cu …
How to Regulate Temperature in a Charcoal Grill

How to Regulate Temperature in a Charcoal Grill

Since the very first time someone threw meat over a fire, regulating the temperature has been vital to proper cooking. Once you master the proper technique to maintain a specific temperature in your grill, you'll be able to perfectly cook any type of meat. In this article, we'll explain the componen …
Our Guide to Steak Temperatures

Our Guide to Steak Temperatures

Cooking Steak Perfectly Every Time It seems there is a lot of confusion out there about what temperature to cook a steak at to get the perfect results. Well, we've cooked a few steaks over the years, and have some pretty good insight into the specific temperatures for steak to be cooked perfect …
Top 5 Blackstone Griddle Recipes

Top 5 Blackstone Griddle Recipes

Everything You Need to Know About Our Favorite Griddle – From Seasoning to Clean Cooking Griddle cooking can revolutionize your backyard experience. A lot like when you first get a smoker, a great griddle will have you stalking the meat counter dreaming up all the deliciousness you can sizzl …
Spare Ribs vs Baby Back Ribs

Spare Ribs vs Baby Back Ribs

We're breaking down the difference between these two popular cuts of meat.It would seem like buying ribs for your next cookout would be a simple process, until you're sitting at the butcher's counter trying to choose between spare ribs and baby back ribs. Which one is better? What's different about …
Grilling and Reverse Searing a Bison Tomahawk Steak

Grilling and Reverse Searing a Bison Tomahawk Steak

The Bearded Butchers share their recipe for an amazing, juicy, flavorful steak. There are lots of techniques people use to create wonderful flavors and textures when grilling. A popular way to cook a steak right now is the reverse sear method. This fancy term is actually a really easy way to ge …
Labor Day Recipes

Labor Day Recipes

It seems like just yesterday the sun finally came out of hiding, but here we are at the unofficial end of Summertime. Labor Day weekend is here, so we thought it’d be fun to share some of our favorite grilling, smoking, and barbecuing recipes that will make your cookout with family and friends both …
The Benefits of Smoking with Wood Pellets

The Benefits of Smoking with Wood Pellets

One of our favorite tools to use is our Traeger Grills Iron Wood 885 smoker. Those of you watching our Youtube channel know how much we enjoy smoking everything. Following our recipes is easy, but what to do if you don’t have a smoker? Well, you can use wood pellets and chips in a gas grill or a cha …
How to Clean A Grill

How to Clean A Grill

Have you ever been to a friends house for dinner and had your meal served on a dirty plate? It doesn’t matter how amazing the smell or appearance, the quality of the ingredients, or the skill the meal took to make – anyone eating off a dirty plate is going to question just how clean the food actuall …
Pro Tips: Grilling Every Classic BBQ Food

Pro Tips: Grilling Every Classic BBQ Food

The summer sun is finally here, and it’s time to get grilling. Instead of just telling you "how to grill chicken" or a specific barbecue recipe, we're going to share some of our favorite pro tips we have learned over the years for taking popular BBQ dishes over the top. We are going to tackle some c …
Our Top Tips for Grilling for a Party

Our Top Tips for Grilling for a Party

Everyone loves a big backyard barbecue with friends and family, but it can be stressful for the grill master. Each of us wants our guests to be blown away by our grill skills. When grilling for a big party, a few simple decisions can make the difference between fun and fiasco. Expert grillers use th …